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The Gift of Home

Orion Bell Square HeadshotIf you ask your friends about how they feel during the holidays, the answer you sometimes hear is “rushed.” So much to do.  Shopping. Decorating. Going to parties. Attending your house of worship. Wrapping presents. Traveling to visit family and friends.  “I’ll be glad when it’s all over, and I can sit down.” At home.

Despite all the running around, the errands, the extra chores and places to be, the focus still is often on the home.   And being home.

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Preparation is a Gift for Every Season!

Cindi UebeleWhen you are a caregiver, time is precious, especially during the holidays.  This is also the time when medical and personal emergencies have a way of popping up, because schedules are erratic, unhealthy food is plentiful, alcoholic drinks are flowing, and most people are stressed.  But I do believe if you take these simple steps, you will be prepared no matter what situation arises.  In fact, being prepared is a gift to your loved one for every season.

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Healthy Make-Ahead Meals in a Flash

Tiffany Cox‘Tis the season for holiday guests and family gatherings. Don’t panic—prepare! There are lots of healthy, make-ahead meals that are quick to prepare and freeze well. A little planning and preparation now allows you to relax while the days are growing shorter and your to-do lists are growing longer.

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Meals & More Client Thankful for Holiday Basket Delivery

Harold Brown Holiday Basket Delivery“Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness!”

Harold Brown could hardly contain his excitement when he opened his door to two CICOA staff members and RTV6 anchor Jason Fechner. Clapping and bouncing with excitement, Mr. Brown had not yet seen the gifts the three had brought with them.

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CICOA Designated Key Provider by Central Indiana Senior Fund

The Central Indiana Senior Fund, a CICF fund, has designated CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions as a “key provider” and will award grants totaling $120,000 over a three-year period, from 2014 through 2016. In November, CICOA received its second of three grant awards for $40,000. The monies will be used for general operating support for CICOA programs that require a philanthropic match.

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